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Tropico 3

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According to the story, you play as "El Presidente" and head a small island country in Latin America. The action takes place in the midst of the cold war, which has an impact on the course of events. The primary task is to ensure the fulfillment of five basic needs for each resident: food (the requirement to build farms), housing (if a resident does not have a house, or he has nothing to pay for it, he makes shacks that spoil the beauty of the city and increase crime), religion (construction of temples), entertainment (build bars, cafes, cinemas) and medical support (construction of hospitals) How the government provides these aspects to its residents depends on the level of satisfaction of the population, as each need is different for each resident. If the level of happiness is low, the people can go to the rebels. And when the rebels accumulate a lot, they attack various objects, including the Palace. Undermining the Palace means defeat in the game, so in case of a low level of happiness, a vast army has to suppress the riots. But the military, in turn, must also be happy with life. Otherwise, a military coup may occur.
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Release date
Oct 20, 2009
Haemimont Games
Kalypso Media, Kalypso
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: CPU with 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB Available HDD Space
  • Video Card: 128 MB 3D Graphic Card with Shader Model 3.0 support
  • Sound Card: 16-bit Sound Card
  • DirectX® Version: DirectX® 9.0c
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Tropico 3 reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
These of the pure ♥ ♥ ♥-♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ dhats just ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ t and in addition these paying for a pile of ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥??? I would ask for reimbursement for these tropicul conerie of ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I got this game for free on the humble bumble website..... very glad that I found it. I wasn't addicted to the game but what I can say about it, simcity and banished together is a nice mixture ! =)
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Microsoft from French
Really a good game one is El Presidente of an island has the base not very elaborate one must manage the economy of the island, satisfy the inhabitants (to be re-elected, defend against the rebellions,
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Microsoft from French
A nice coating for a pretty poor game finally. The universe is pleasant and well transcribed. It is always very frustrating to see his island fly away after winning (or losing) the game, fans of civilizations and SimCity will understand me.
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Microsoft from French
A game has advised the Lepenists in herbs since an Immigration Office controls all the comings and hailing of the country, the dream.... Besides the police are only patrolling, the only guys who get shot are the rebels in the power of our avatar and it is the army that takes care of it, a world without scum even Sarkozy did not dare. Note that the DLC offers a more varied, funny and a little more challenge it seems to me indispensable.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
I was very disappointed with Tropico 3. In various Photos and Videos it looked to me like a fun dictator and Urban Development simulation. That could actually be, were it not for two decisive Things that would neatly lend you the Fun of the Game: 1. The confusing Economy You start and are first of all begging poor. It is said that Production Facilities, such as Farms or Factories, are being set up, thus boosting the Economy. All Of a sudden you're swimming in the Money. So far so good. After you're doing well financially for hours, you're all at once, without you've noticed it, being back in the Minus area. And it May not come out of it. God Knows from where a huge Mountain of Debt has suddenly been accumulated, which can only be dismantled by Restarting the Mission. 2. Waiting Periods of Debt, however, can be avoided. Whoever is careful and keeps an eye on the appropriate Graphics and Displays can actually create long-term Prosperity, at least in theory. Because a second annoying Factor that can break a Tropico 3 is the overly Long waits When commissioning new Buildings. Even with 10 Construction Offices in 10 different Locations, it takes ages to complete new Buildings. So you get on very slowly in the Game, even with a lot of money, and stares across depressed at the Screen most Of the time, while your own Island Population complains about the poor Service Offer und/or rebels.
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